[Editor's Note: Notice the bogus, Orwellian "crisis"
tapestry woven into the narrative of the story below. Here we have yet another
military "operation" (two operations in fact), classified as Above
Top Secret, taken place on American soil by the US military, in violation
of the Posse Commitatus Act. The pretext of "domestic hot spots"
or "WMD" or "terrorists" is contrived and false. The
only terrorists we need to worry about are the federal traitors (and their
minions) who are orchestrating these events and betraying their own countrymen
into the clutches of a totalitarian police state. I have to wonder how many
foreign nationals are mixed within the ranks of the 'American' Army, Homeland
Security, FEMA, and private domestic goon squads like Blackwater? We know
that some domestic goon squads are former Israeli IDF special forces. The
ultimate goal of the Illuminati manipulators is to get enough Americans
so outraged by these acts of betrayal that they will start shooting back
at FEMA or military personnel. That's what they want-REVOLUTION in the streets.
Make no mistake about it. The atrocities committed against people in New
Orleans or Houston are intended to GOAD people into rebellion against the
government. With rebellion comes chaos and chaos is the pretext they need
to declare martial law and start shipping people-by the millions-into those
FEMA concentration camps. While the Bush team is married to Nazis, we are
essentially witnessing a replay of the French Revolution here on American
soil. Most of the social, economic, political, and psychological conditions
match those which existed in France prior to July 1789.Everything is planned.
They want revolution; they want chaos. They want to destroy the US constitution
and the rule of law. They do it through chaos and revolution...Ken]
by William Arkin, Washington Post
September 25, 2005
Top Secret Pentagon Operation "Granite
Shadow" revealed. Today in DC: Commandos in the Streets?
"Granite Power" allows for emergency military operations in the
US without civilian supervision or control.
September 25, 2005: Today, somewhere in the DC metropolitan
area, the military is conducting a highly classified Granite Shadow "demonstration."
Granite Shadow is yet another new Top Secret and compartmented
operation related to the military’s extra-legal powers regarding weapons
of mass destruction. It allows for emergency military operations in the
United States without civilian supervision or control. A spokesman at the
Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR) confirmed the
existence of Granite Shadow to me yesterday, but all he would say is that
Granite Shadow is the unclassified name for a classified plan.
That classified plan, I believe, after extensive research
and after making a couple of assumptions, is CONPLAN 0400,
formally titled Counter-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Concept Plan (CONPLAN) 0400 is a long-standing contingency plan
of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) that serves as the umbrella
for military efforts to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
It has extensively been updated and revised since 9/11.
The CJCS plan lays out national policy and priorities for
dealing with WMD threats in peacetime and crisis -- from far away offensive
strikes and special operations against foreign WMD infrastructure and capabilities,
to missile defenses and "consequence management" at home if offensive
All of the military planning incorporates the technical capabilities
of the intelligence agencies and non-military organizations such as the
national laboratories of the Department of Energy. And finally, CONPLAN
0400 directs regional combatant commanders to customize counter-proliferation
plans for each of their own areas of operations.
When that "area of operations" is the United States,
things become particularly sensitive.
That's where Granite Shadow comes in. U.S. Northern Command
(NORTHCOM), the military's new homeland security command, is preparing its
draft version of CONPLAN 0400 for military operations in the United States,
and the resulting Granite Shadow plan has been classified Above Top Secret
by adding a Special Category (SPECAT) compartment restricting access.
The sensitivities, according to military sources,
include deployment of "special mission units" (the so-called
Delta Force, SEAL teams, Rangers, and other special units
of Joint Special Operations Command) in Washington, DC and other domestic
hot spots. NORTHCOM has worked closely with U.S. Special Operations
Command (SOCOM), as well as the secret branches of non-military agencies
and departments to enforce "unity of command" over any post 9/11
Further, Granite Shadow posits domestic military operations,
including intelligence collection and surveillance, unique rules of engagement
regarding the use of lethal force, the use of experimental non-lethal weapons,
and federal and military control of incident locations that are highly controversial
and might border on the illegal.
Granite Shadow is the twin to Power Geyser,
a program I first revealed to The New York Times in January. The JFHQ spokesman
confirms that Granite Shadow and Power Geyser are two different unclassified
names for two different classified plans.
In the case of Power Geyser, the classified plan is CJCS
CONPLAN 0300, whose entire title is classified. According the military
documents, the unclassified title is "Counter-Terrorism Special Operations
Support to Civil Agencies in the event of a domestic incident." It
is another Top Secret/SPECAT plan directing the same special mission units
to provide weapons of mass destruction recovery and "render safe"
in either a terrorist incident or in the case of a stolen (or lost) nuclear
weapon. Render safe refers to the ability of explosive ordnance disposal
experts to isolate and disarm any type of biological, chemical, nuclear
or radiological weapon.
The obvious question is why there is a need for two plans.
My guess is that Power Geyser and CONPLAN 0300 refers to operations in support
of a civil agency "lead" (most likely the Attorney General for
a WMD attack) while Granite Shadow and CONPLAN 0400 lays out contingencies
where the military is in the lead. I'll wait to be corrected by someone
in the know.
Both plans seem to live behind a veil of extraordinary secrecy
because military forces operating under them have already been given a series
of ''special authorities'' by the President and the secretary of defense.
These special authorities include, presumably, military roles in civilian
law enforcement and abrogation of State's powers in a declared or perceived
In January, when The New York Times reported on the Power
Geyser name from my Code Names website, the Pentagon argued that "It
would be irresponsible … to comment on any classified program that
may or may not exist."
I can't see how the Defense Department can continue this line
of argument post-Katrina. We see the human cost of a system of contingency
planning done in complete secret, with a lack of any debate as to what should
be the federal government's priorities, emphasis, and rules.
As the Granite Shadow commandos and their federal brethren
go through their paces today, some inside the system will lament that I
have "compromised" their work. But the very fact that nothing
in my writing damages the Granite Shadow effort should demonstrate that
we can have a discussion of contingency planning priorities in the United
States, and debate extraordinary special authorities granted to those in
uniform, without compromising the details of the plans themselves.
There's still time. The full-scale exercise of Granite Shadow's
capabilities and procedures doesn’t start until April 2006.
A note to readers: Today begins a weekly feature of Early
Warning, namely code name of the week. This will endeavor to discuss some
secret program of the government, sometimes with an argument that the secrecy
is excessive, sometime with far more questions than answers.
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